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After violence, ‘People reeling, but no closure.’

On page 86 of the Midlothian High School library’s copy of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” there is, in the margins, in two different colors of ink, the following exchange of thoughts. Comment
Film

Kazan: Vilified namer of names, socially conscious auteur

In the annals of Hollywood, no more polarizing figure exists than director Elia Kazan. Vilified by his peers for naming names during the Red Scare of the 1940s and 50s, he was at the same time one of the era’s most significant directors. When the Oscars presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, some boycotted the ceremony; among those attended, some refused to applaud. The crowning irony is that Kazan was not only among the mid-twentieth century’s major auteurs — he was also one of its most socially conscious. Comment
Theater

Celebration of culture merits more than cult following 

Just as home is where the heart is, identity — whether it’s one’s ethnicity, religion, temperament or occupation — is what we make of it. Of course, it helps to have a rich history to draw from; a cultural and moral compass to guide you on your way. But a compass only points you in the right direction. It doesn’t work so well when you expect it to choose the right destination. Comment
Books

Poets House at Home

After years in a cramped SoHo office, one of the country’s premiere poetry organizations has finally moved into its new home in Battery Park City. Comment
Theater

After violence, ‘People reeling, but no closure.’

On page 86 of the Midlothian High School library’s copy of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” there is, in the margins, in two different colors of ink, the following exchange of thoughts. Comment
Theater

Celebration of culture merits more than cult following 

Just as home is where the heart is, identity — whether it’s one’s ethnicity, religion, temperament or occupation — is what we make of it. Of course, it helps to have a rich history to draw from; a cultural and moral compass to guide you on your way. But a compass only points you in the right direction. It doesn’t work so well when you expect it to choose the right destination. Comment
Books

Poets House at Home

After years in a cramped SoHo office, one of the country’s premiere poetry organizations has finally moved into its new home in Battery Park City. Comment
Theater

Our advice? See Ivey as Landers.

Ann Landers, who died in 2002, wasn’t the first newspaper columnist to give advice in print—but her open-minded views on everything from women’s rights to lighter topics like the proper way to hang toilet paper made her the most groundbreaking. That’s one of the reasons two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey jumped at the chance to play Landers in playwright David Rambo’s powerful one-woman show “The Lady With All the Answers.” Comment

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